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Male and Female Trees

Did you know that plants can be male or female, just like animals can? That’s right, though it seems foreign to us, all plants reproduce sexually – by the fusion of gametes. Some plants, like a hibiscus, have both male and female parts, but others produce individual plants with opposite sexual organs, meaning that a certain plant can technically be classified as “male.” The hibiscus has both the stamen and the pistil, the male and female parts of the flower respectively, growing on a single individual. This means that, in theory...

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Living Home Decor

Bermuda’s landscape and ecosystem is beautiful, but why not bring some of that beauty inside your own home? By making a jarrarium, your own mini ecosystem in a jar, you can take a little slice of Bermuda’s habitat and display it on your coff...

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Make Your Own Bluebird Box!

Bermuda bluebirds have become almost completely dependent on man-made bluebird boxes to survive. There is some evidence to suggest that the birds seek out wooden nest boxes over natural sites, and with good reason: the plucky bluebird is often e...

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How to attract butterflies to your garden

Bermuda has a variety of butterflies native to our island; here’s how you can attract them at all stages of their life cycle to your garden! Bermuda Buckeye - Plantain With their delicate wings that seem like wings of art, there is no do...

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5 Plants That Bees Love

Ice Plant If you have ice plant growing at your house you might be disappointed to hear that it’s an introduced and invasive species. Though it won’t be found on Nonsuch, it does a great job of controlling erosion on cliff faces. It also h...

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Is it a Butterfly or a Moth?

It’s easy to confuse moths and butterflies. In fact, insects in general are often overlooked members of the animal kingdom, and few people make it a priority to identify them the way they would a mammal. Many different varieties of moths and b...